Day 3: At Last, The Votes

BALTIMORE – Normally, the end of a USCCB plenary tends to be more whimper than bang. For the millionth time, however, these days are anything but “normal”… and indeed, seeing a good few of the bishops trying to mask themselves underneath floppy...
Day 2: The “Lay” of the Land

Day 2: The “Lay” of the Land

BALTIMORE – Lest you’re wondering what’s going on, well, even the bench is trying to figure that out. For all yesterday’s curveballs and tangents – Woodstock, anyone? – the fault-line on this plenary’s prime matter came down...

On The Floor, Deja Vu

Under normal circumstances, the June meeting of the US bishops travels to a different city each year, staffed by a skeleton crew and with barely a quorum of prelates on hand. Of course, however, these days are anything but normal, so the bench has returned to its...

On The Floor, Deja Vu

Under normal circumstances, the June meeting of the US bishops travels to a different city each year, staffed by a skeleton crew and with barely a quorum of prelates on hand. Of course, however, these days are anything but normal, so the bench has returned to its...